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Know a School Hero who deserves $10,000?

February 28, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:56 AM

Across the state, North Carolinians are casting their votes to help pick the next 10 NC School Heroes.

You can join the voting too by visiting the NC School Heroes website,, checking out the thousands of inspiring stories, and voting for your favorites.

You’ll be joining the excitement surrounding NC School Heroes. As of Friday morning, people have made more than 4,000 nominations and cast more than 2 million votes.

Nominations have poured in about teachers who help students succeed in the classroom, cafeteria workers who serve up breakfast and lunch, school bus drivers who get our students to and from school safely each day, custodians who keep our schools safe and secure, and principals who inspire students to do their best work.

Your vote can help decide who the new NC School Heroes are. You can vote once a day so bookmark the page and get behind a hero campaign.

Nominations and voting will continue through Sunday, March 15.

After voting ends, we’ll choose ten heroes from the 200 nominations that get the most votes. Those 10 School Heroes each will get $10,000. Their schools will also receive $10,000. Plus, the person who took the time to nominate a winning hero will get $1,000.

Thank you for helping to recognize those who make a difference in the lives of students every single day.


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5/04/2020 09:54 - Lori Q.

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Hi Lori, The coronavirus outbreak has created pressing issues for schools right now. Since celebrating the new class of NC School Heroes requires the assistance of schools, we plan to delay the announcement of the winners until circumstances allow. Visit for updates on when that might occur. Thanks!

5/01/2020 06:00 - Shelia D.

My grandson goes to Stateside elementary in Jacksonville NC, this year he is in 3rd grade and has the most amazing teacher, her name is Tamara Gonzales. From what i know she is a single parent and goes above and beyond to make her students and parents get what they need to help their child, always available to help a child or a parent and anytime. she is very deserving.

3/01/2020 07:21 - carolyn b.

Hi Carolyn, It was won in Guilford County. Thanks and good luck!

2/29/2020 03:25 - Jeannette D.

Mrs Joyner and Mrs Roseboro at Pinewood Elementary School here in Charlotte NC together have a combined total of mor than 60 years+ at educating our children and they are Pre-K teachers for Pinewood. I can’t think of anyone who would deserve to love and teach children as they do and the reason I know this is because my they teach my grandson and he has developed even moreNC Lottery
Hi Jeannette, If you'd like to nominate one or both of these educators, please submit your nomination on the NC School Heroes website at Thank you!

2/29/2020 05:41 - Chester W.

I figured out the RNG! THX!!!!

2/29/2020 05:29 - Chester W.

Great! Please add a little excitement to the app when scanning a winning ticket; like some falling confetti/a little dance. LOL! All in green color. Please add a random number generator to the website, thx.

2/28/2020 06:29 - Michael S.

I nominate Sabrina Sasser at Dublin Elementary. Since she started many many years ago she always goes above and beyond for her school and students. She has done so much fund raising, writing numerous documents to raise money for the school and her kids. Sabrina Sasser has always been a school hero for over 20 years. This is why I nominate her!NC Lottery
Hi Michael, Please nominate Sabrina on the NC School Heroes website at Thanks!

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